Ready. Set. Code. The Nokia developer challenge, which we previously covered not-so-long-ago, will be kicking off this weekend. The 13-city hackathon will run through May and June, enabling developers (and teams) to come together to develop apps for Windows Phone.
The Code Warriors are expected to be one of the pushes Nokia and Microsoft will make in their plans to bring big brand developers / apps to the platform. With Nokia forming partnerships with big-brand developers and companies to bring over official apps, this hackathon is a perfect way to get the community involved as well.
- May 12 - Columbus, OH
- May 15 - Atlanta, GA
- May 15 - Chicago, IL
- May 19 - Sunnyvale, CA
- May 31 - Houston, TX
- June 2 - San Diego, CA
- June 6 - New York, NY
- June 7 - Boston, MA
- June 7 - Miami, FL
- June 12 - Dallas, TX
- June 12 - Chevy Chase, MD
- June 15 - Vancouver, BC
Check out the video parody “Dev City Kid" below, which kicks the challenge off.
Whoever said developers and geeks weren't cool? Should you be attending the events and have registered your place, you might be interested to know there are some prizes available. At each event, prizes will be handed out for the top 3 apps created, top student app, as well as most Nokia-branded developer. Apps will be judged on creativity, usability, technical difficulty and presentation.
- 1st place: $500 gift card and Lumia 900
- 2nd place: $250 gift card and Lumia 900
- 3rd place: $100 gift card and Lumia 900
- Student winner: $150 gift card and Lumia 900
- Most Nokia-branded developer: $100 gift card and Lumia 900
We'll close up this article with some wise words from good man Joseph. Be sure to check out the Nokia Developer Eventbrite listing for details on the events.